CLAT Syllabus 2020 – The Consortium of National Law Universities has released the CLAT 2020 syllabus on its official website. The syllabus of CLAT 2020 gives an overview of subjects candidates have to cover while doing their preparation. CLAT syllabus 2020 contains all the topics which will form the basis of the test paper. It should be noted that CLAT 2020 syllabus is different for 5-year integrated LLB than the one for LLM admission test. The CLAT syllabus for undergraduate entrance test will include topics like general knowledge & current affairs, English, legal aptitude and logical reasoning. Sections such as Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, and others are included for postgraduate CLAT 2020 syllabus. Read the complete article to know more about the detailed CLAT syllabus 2020, exam pattern and other CLAT related information.
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Candidates must note that the following topics will be covered in the CLAT 2020 for five-year integrated law admission test.
profit and loss
time and work
average, speed and distance
permutation-combination and Venn diagrams
General Knowledge & Current Affairs
Static general knowledge including History, Polity, Geography, Environment, etc.
Current affairs- national of national and international importance, sports, new appointments, awards and honours etc.
Logical and Analytical reasoning skills
Study of law
Questions based on hypothetical situations
Important court decisions
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CLAT Syllabus - Explained
English - In this section, the questions will be based on comprehension passages of 450 words each, mainly derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The comprehension passage will be followed by a series of questions based on the passage. The questions will also be asked to test candidate's knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, word phrase and meaning etc.
Mathematics- Under this section, the questions will be asked from elementary maths and will be intended to test the candidate's basic ability to derive information from passages, graphs, or other representations, As per the latest changes, the maths section will strictly be based on the class 10th level and will include questions from ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.
CLAT syllabus for Maths
General knowledge & Current affairs- Questions in General knowledge and current affairs will also be in the form of some comprehension passage of 450 words each. Each passage will be followed by some questions, intended to test candidates ability to understand the legal information and knowledge discussed in the passage. The topics of General knowledge and Current affairs include the following.
CLAT syllabus for General knowledge and Current affairs
Logical Reasoning- In this section, candidates will be given passages of around 300 words each. From each passage, one or more questions will be asked in the examination. Logical reasoning topics include the following topics.
CLAT syllabus for Logical reasoning
Legal Aptitude- This section will also contain the comprehension based questions of 450 words each. The passages will contain topics from legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. The section will contain preposition and facts based problems. Having a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues will be helpful in understanding the passages and solving questions form them. The legal aptitude section intends to test candidates on the following aspects.
The following topics will be covered in the CLAT 2020 for LLM. Candidates will be notified of any new updates for the new session if there are any changes.
Law of Torts
Intellectual Property Law
Law of Contracts
Constitutional Law- It refers to the rights stated and implemented in the federal and state constitutions. The majority of this body of law has developed from state and federal supreme court rulings, which interpret their respective constitutions and ensure that the laws passed by the legislature do not violate constitutional limits.
Law of Torts- In common law jurisdictions, it is a civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act.
The following table contains section-wise marks distribution for BA LLB and LLM programmes:
CLAT - UG - Subject wise marks distribution
The Consortium of National Law Universities has changed the exam pattern for CLAT 2020. As per the latest updates, CLAT 2020 (UG) will have 150 questions each carrying one mark. The updated details of subject wise marks distribution are given below.
CLAT syllabus 2020 (UG) - Subject wise marks distribution
Number of Questions
English and comprehension
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
CLAT 2020 Syllabus- LLM programme
The question paper of CLAT PG will include both multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and essay type questions. MCQs and comprehension based questions will carry 100 questions of one mark each, while subjective questions will be of 50 marks; for full details consult the tables below.
Multiple Choice Questions
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
Subjective type questions:
The paper will include two essay type questions each carrying 25 marks; the topics of the essay would be law and contemporary issues. The word limit for the essays will be 800 words.
Please note, the entrance examination for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be held on the same date. Candidates can refer to the table given below to understand the paper pattern of CLAT 2020.
CLAT Exam Pattern - Undergraduate
Mode of Examination
Duration of Examination
Type of Questions
Total Number of Questions
0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt
CLAT Exam Pattern - Postgraduate
Objective and subjective (essay) type
100 (objective type) + 2 essay type questions (800 words per essay)
0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect attempt
By referring the CLAT 2020 syllabus, the candidate will not only the subjects, but also subject-wise topics, covered in the exam.
No, the CLAT 2020 syllabus is different for the postgraduate and undergraduate courses. So depending on which course the candidate is seeking admission to, the candidate needs to refer the relevant syllabus only.
Typically, all questions in CLAT 2020 will be asked from the prescribed CLAT 2020 syllabus only. So the candidate needs to follow the syllabus closely.
The BA LLB course has five sections - English, Mathematics, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude
No, only the CLAT exam pattern is changed. The CLAT 2020 - UG will have more comprehension based questions this year.
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CLAT ( Common Law Entrance Test ) is an exam conducted to take admission into the 21 National Law Universities of India and 43 other Educational Institutes. National University of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 in offline mode on May 10, 2020.
Given below are some books suggested by the experts that you can prefer for preparing for the CLAT 2020 examination.
Word Power Made Easy
Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Manorama Year Book
India Year Book
Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide
No there is no notification came out regarding to submit EWS certificate with the CLAT 2020 form. I suggest you to go the link before filling the form.
I hope this will solve your query.
No, IPU or GGSIPU conducts its own exam for entrance in its various courses.
The exam for law courses to get admission in IP university is IPU CET Law.
The Last date of Application submission for the exam is 1st week of May 2020 .
The Date of exam and Result
date would be 3rd week of May 2020 and 4th week of May 2020 respectively.
The application fees is 1000 Rs for all category students. The exam is of 600 marks and has 150 questions in total to attempt in 150 minutes.
About Clat, The Clat exam provides admission in several other law colleges all over the country including all the NUL's.
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